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Do orthodontics and dental implants mix?

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Harris Dental Boutique in Bargara, Bundaberg can mix orthodontic treatment and dental implants so that you can get the smile you’ve always wanted

Dr Harris is extremely efficient in both implant dentistry and orthodontic treatment. At our practice in Bargara we can provide orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and implant surgery to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile, and sometimes we can even combine the two together. We get many of our patients wishing to fix the aesthetics of their smile and although combined orthodontic and implant treatment is not for everyone it can provide a sufficient solution to common dental problems for a lot of patients.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small screw-like system that is inserted into the jaw through dental surgery. After this synthetic root has been fixed to your jaw your dentist will create a custom made crown to conceal it. The crown will look and function exactly like a natural tooth and will be colour-matched to blend in with the rest of your smile. This option is normally selected when you have lost a tooth due to a dental accident or decay and extraction. It is a requirement that you fill in gaps within your smile as without a ‘filler’ tooth the rest of your natural teeth can begin to move and become dispersed over time leaving a gappy and aesthetically displeasing smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to gradually improve the alignment of teeth. The procedure involves using a series of transparent aligners (usually 18-20) that are custom designed by your dentist and the Invisalign technology to improve the straightness of your smile. Invisalign is an extremely popular treatment because it removes the self-consciousness and unappealing aesthetic that comes along with traditional braces.

How can dental implants and Invisalign be used together?

When you receive a dental implant due to an emergency, it is common for the straightness of your teeth to be pushed to the back as a priority. Once your dental implant has been fitted and has been left to meld with your bone for a reasonable amount of time you may be able to use Invisalign to straighten your remaining teeth. When using Invisalign with a combination of dental implants and natural teeth it is important to know that your dental implants will not move during the treatment. The rest of your teeth will still benefit from treatment as long as your dental implant was inserted in the correct position during your first surgery.  When examining the possibility of Invisalign for your teeth you should always consult with Dr Harris at Harris Dental Boutique in Baragara. He will be able to tell you the most beneficial route of treatment and answer any queries you have about your teeth.

If Invisalign won’t work for you porcelain veneers may be the answer!

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic coats for the teeth that are place on top of your natural teeth. Veneers are both an aesthetically pleasing option that can whiten your smile and an option that can potentially straighten crooked teeth as well. It does this by concealing the crookedness of certain teeth with a specially designed shape constructed by your dentist.

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If you would like to find out more about Invisalign or dental implant surgery at Harris Dental Boutique in Bargara please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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